Martens Clovis Points - 23SL222

A total 23 Clovis points have been recorded from the Martens site. This includes 16 points from the Martens collection, 2 from the Morrow's excavation (Washington University in St. Louis), and 5 points in two private collections. There are 9 unbroken Clovis points from the site.


In situ photograph of Clovis point in Square 52, Level 1, 22 cm. below datum, 16 cm. below surface, on 22 June 1997. Dick Martens, Diane Simons, and Laura Harper were excavating square 52 when the Clovis point was discovered.



Clovis point from Square 52, Level 1, 22 cm. below datum, 16 cm. below surface, found 22 June 1997. The raw stone has been identified as Salem chert; the stone shows no evidence of heat treatment (Morrow 1998:6).
The point measures 59.7 mm long and 30.5 mm wide.

1. Clovis point. Length = 64 mm, Width = 26 mm, Thickness = 8 mm; weight = 14.8 grams. This is the same artifact as O'Brien and Wood (1998:Figure 2.25a).


2. Clovis point. Length = 64 mm, Width = 25 mm, Thickness = 7 mm; weight = 13.8 grams. This is the same artifact as O'Brien and Wood (1998:Figure 2.25b).


3. Clovis point. Length = 61 mm, Width = 29 mm, Thickness = 7 mm; weight = 14.7 grams. This is the same artifact as O'Brien and Wood (1998:Figure 2.25c).


4. Clovis point. Length = 51 mm, Width = 20 mm, Thickness = 6 mm, Weight = 6.0 grams. This is the same artifact as O'Brien and Wood (1998:Figure 2.25d).

5. Clovis point, not illustrated, Length = 42 mm, Width = 17 mm, and Thickness = 6 mm, Weight = 4.3 grams. This is the same artifact as O'Brien and Wood (1998:Figure 2.25e)

Proximal (bottom) fragment of a Clovis point showing reverse hinge fracture. Length = 41 mm, Width = 33 mm, Thickness = 7.5 mm; weight = 14.1 grams. This is the same artifact as O'Brien and Wood (1998:Figure 2.20a).

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